The Madman We Need: A Quarter Century Of Comics Collected By IDW

by Hannah Means Shannon

In one of the most delightful announcements of the new year, IDW have released information about a gigantic collection of Madman comics that will select from 25 years of work by Michael Allred. This special new hardcover limited edition collection has been hand-curated by Allred.

Madman: Quarter Century Shindig is an oversize hardcover collection and the next release in IDW Limited’s Artist Select series. Previous Artist Select editions have featured Marvel characters including The Hulk and The Avengers.

Madman: Quarter Century Shindig compiles more than 450 pages of Madman adventures, spanning the character’s 25-year history,  including a story told in one connecting 32-page image, a story told in flip-book fashion, and stories presented in both duotone color and full color by Laura Allred.

IDW’s Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall conducted a comprehensive new interview with Allred to open the book as well.

And as an IDW Limited Artist Select release, this collection is being offered in two deluxe limited editions: 999 signed and numbered copies will come housed in a clothbound slipcase priced at $125, while 56 incredibly rare, traycased copies will come with an original piece of art drawn and colored by Michael Allred. These collector’s items 25 years in the making will be available for $350 each.

In honor of the tradition of Madman, all 56 of Allred’s original hand-drawn plates make up one animated sequence. You can check out the animated GIF of the image here: Run Madman, run!

 

Chris Ryall says:

For over two decades now, Mike Allred’s art and storytelling have thrilled readers like myself. Really, it’s impossible not to look at a page of Mike’s art and not have it put a huge smile on your face. So IDW is very excited to be able to celebrate this anniversary of Mike’s work on Madman and offer up this amazing new collection.

No release date has been given for the book, but you can follow IDWLimited on twitter and like IDWLimited on Facebook to keep up with news.

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